Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the other end of the balloon which is domestic. you are going to need votes in order to pass this. you have to get it through the senate. it is austan goolsbee, the former chief economic adviser to the president called the emerging deal not even a baby deal. he called it an embryonic stem cell sized deal, but we don't know for sure that this congress can get that done. >> i heard that too. and also, john, last up, there's a whole bunch of discussions about revenues going on which makes a lot of republicans unhappy. but co-pay for federal employee pension funds is one of the big sticking points. apparently over ten years worth $130 billion.
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
kurntd form. my source says the republican votes were just not there for it, especially the defense hawks. second, the democrats' attempt to extend it to extend jobless benefits will fail. my source says the democrats threw that into the talks way to late to get that deal done. and unemployment is coming down anyway. finally, there is apparently by almost all accounts absolutely no one on either side who wants another government shutdown. i think the markets and the public can feel pretty safe on that one. although you can never be 100% sure. so after a series of down-to-the-wire negotiations, could we see a budget deal this time around? hint, hint, yes. but as i said, the sequester is dead, long live the sequester. here now, jared bernstein and representative dave swikert. dave r let me begin with you, is my information correct? there is going to be a deal. there is going to be a vote. there are not enough votes to get 218 in the house. the defense hawks and others will not permit the sequester to go through. is that fair? is that correct? >> that's the information i'm hearing. we're all